Aha, after all these years we can finally answer the question that has plagued generations of Americans:
Is it soda? Or pop? Or Coke?
A survey of over 120,000 people yields this color-coded map of the United States, showing that the northern half of the country are “pop” people, the Southeast is all about “Coke”, and the Southwest and Northeast (interesting opposites) are “soda” drinkers.
I happen to be a “soda” guy, and that’s bolstered by the big yellow spot centered on St. Louis. Note, also, that the region of southeast Wisconsin– where my parents were raised– is also a “soda” area. Apparently I was always destined for it.